How many books??

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been MIA for so long. Honestly I just needed a break. I have put aside my blog and twitter and just read. It was so nice to just enjoy this time.

Here I am though and I have a lot to catch up on. Hope some of these make it on your lists!!

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I received a copy of this from Edelweiss and TorTeen. Wow! I enjoyed this book just as much as the first. I love the crew and how well they are all gelling. I am shocked by the Queen and by the prince In how different they are. The Stormlord has become very unstable and I look forward to seeing how they all come together to defeat him. An excellent story I look forward to continuing. My only complaint was that there were no breaks in the story that let you know when you were changing scenes and therefore the change was so abrupt sometimes it was confusing that it just all blended together.

But I am sure that this will be fixed before the final edit

Very interesting and highly imaginative story. I really enjoyed Callahan. I feel that Everley did him wrong at the end. It seemed he constantly fought for her trust. It’s hard to determine who is good and bad in this book.I do hope Everley and Callahan stay together.

I received this book from Netgalley and Skyscape in exchange for my honest review. I thought this was a solid book 2. I really hope Everley and Callahan can make it work in this next book. The magical aspects are pretty cool and I love how everyone is coming together. I am hoping to see Markham defeated

I really enjoyed this one. Although not as good as Illuminae, it was a great story with cool characters. My only complaint was that with so many different speakers sometimes I got confused with who was talking. I hope more things are discovered and solved in the next book.

I received a copy of this from the publisher. I really enjoyed the premise of the story. I loved the dynamic between the four best friends. Emma was so hateful throughout the book and even though it is explained why, it just felt so unnecessary most of the time. There were also a lot of errors(words duplicated and extra words) that really bothered me that caused me to drop my rating.

This was so unexpected and awesome!! I didn’t know what to expect, but I enjoyed this so much! Rhen, Harper and Grey were so much fun. I was so glad for Harper to go back and I am so proud of the ending. Can’t wait for the next one

I received this from MacMillian and Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. This book was amazing. I really enjoyed following Grey and Lia Mara. They went through many trials and watching them grow was nice. What a major cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next one. There is a lot of character development from multiple characters that is nice. I can wait to see what plays out with Grey, Rhen and Harper next

Elle’s books are my weakness! I just can’t put one down when I start it. I have adored all of these books and the romances in them. Brenna and Jake’s story was no different. Please read all of Elle’s books😍

I received this from Netgalley and Random House Children’s in exchange for my honest review.

Maia was the only daughter of a tailor who had dreams of becoming the imperial tailor. She could not because she was a girl, but through twist and turns she ended up in a competition to become the imperial tailor. She finds love, heartbreak and much more on her journey. It ends leaving you wishing you already had the next book

Being completely honest, I struggled with finishing this one. It wasn’t because it wasn’t good, it was. I just never picked it up. I was sad for certain parts and glad for certain parts and I loved what the king did for Tilla. A good series overall.

I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for my honest review. It was a short, cute story. I would have loved to see a few more dates. We only got to see 2 of 30 lol. The main male character was super rude in the beginning but ended up being a nice guy. She had amazing friends and I would love to hear more about them

I absolutely adored this book! It doesn’t matter what Rachel writes I am there for it. I loved all the characters in this story and how it played out was unexpected. You fall in love with every single one. Grant and Emerson are amazing

Not quite as good as the first but amazing. It was hard hitting with some of the emotions at the end. It gives all of our favorites a wonderful ending. I hate to leave this world!

I received a copy of this from Galbadia Press in exchange for my honest review.

This was a cute, fast read. It explores the relationships between mothers and daughters and also refinding yourself. My only complaint was that the character of Lisa said “aww” to much. Other than that it was a very enjoyable read

Triggers: bullying, slut shaming

If those bother you, this is not the book for you.

I felt so torn reading this book, it was like a train wreck you can’t make your self not watch. Molly had a relationship with 2 brothers that did not end well. Due to the backlash and subsequent bullying,she attended a different school for her senior year, only to come back as soon as it was over and do a complete repeat. She didn’t learn any lesson and betrays even her friends. I understood her some and truly was invested to see who she chose.

I liked the way this book ended. It was nice to see everyone grow up a little bit and not make the same mistakes. I was also nice to see them realize you should be true to yourself. A nice ending

Whew!!! Finally!

How you enjoy!

Round Up(the big one)

Literally… sorry I have been so absent. We went on vacation!!

I absolutely hated to come back. I enjoy the lazy vibe of vacations and the stress of work and routines drive me batty.

I have so many books to show you!

15 books!!

Pictures from Goodreads

Colleen’s books are always amazing and they speak to your heart. This book is action packed and I can honestly say I was wrong about people more than once in this book. This book makes you look inside yourself and forgiveness

I received a copy of this from HarperCollins and Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. This was such a fun story! Travis was a little jerky at times but it made the story sweeter to see how Georgie broke down his walls. They both grew up so much and it was a perfect ending for them. Lots of steamy romance too

What an awesome series! The ending was sad and left me wondering. I found this one a little harder to keep up with and the stories kind of too similar at certain points but still a great story. She loved so fiercely!

So, honestly I didn’t enjoy book 2 and I didn’t want to read this. My overdrive got it in though, so I thought ehh why not. I am glad I did. It was so much better than book 2. I loved the romance with Scarlett and Julian. I also liked Legend and Tella. For some reason I still didn’t just fall in love with this but a much better book than Legendary.

I received a copy of this from Netgalley and Skyscape. What an awesome story. I loved Matt and Parker. I finished this in one day and couldn’t put it down. I even loved Jagger’s story.

My only complaint….

Right in the middle of a very dramatic scene, several pages were missing. I missed some very important stuff on pages 247-248. I tried everything but the pages just weren’t there. It went from her sending a text to being in the middle of a very important situation. I hope this is fixed soon.

Another amazing book by Rachel!!!!!!

These books are so much fun. I laughed all the way through. The mystery was good, but the laughter is the best. Dayna is a perfect, zany heroine! Her friends are fabulous. I laughed at every call to the tip line!

I received a copy of this from Penguin and Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. This one was just so so for me, I kinda got tired of them constantly denying their feelings and being mean. It just didn’t even make sense part of the time. I enjoyed Alexa and was glad for the hea.

So I’m going to be honest when I say I don’t read many books by men(something I am trying to change). I had seen this one around and thought way not?? A really cool story. I liked the little romances and totally didn’t see the betrayal. I can’t wait to read the next one

Another Jamie and Charlotte story. Charlotte is trying very hard to change. Jamie is back and all is going well until Charlotte runs again. The ending wasn’t my favorite

I have wondered about this series forever. It didn’t seem like my type but I kept seeing the great reviews, and oh my gosh I finished this in one day. My heart was broken, destroyed and put back together in one day. I couldn’t put this down!!

I love Hanna and Nik. They are just as awesome as Kady and Ezra. This book is so exciting. I have being completely absorbed! I hated some of the losses but loved watching these guys kick butt

What an amazing series! I suggest everyone go read it now. Another awesome couple in Rhys and Asha! This group is awesome and I loved chief Grant as well. He definitely stepped up to be a dad to them all. I have been heartbroken many times thinking my favorites were gone. This story kept me completely absorbed from start to finish and I am so proud of them all!

I received a copy of this from Netgalley and St Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest review.

I’m not sure how to rate this one. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. It just seemed to be missing something for me. The grandmother was my favorite character and her friend Ana. Maybe that was it….I enjoyed the secondary characters more than the main ones??

I received a copy of this from the author. A cute, fun story. Very fast paced with a sweet hea. Great job!

Lots of twists and turns!!! Markiska! That ending was wild! I can’t wait to dive into the last book. Miles creeps me out

All in all some really great books! I am trying to read a few outside of my norm and boy have they paid odd this year. What do you think of these books?

Round Up

Hi everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful day. Trying to read and get through all these books while silently buying more to add 😂

This time I had some pretty good ones and one DNF. But…

It is the week of gorgeous covers!!!!

(Photo credit to Goodreads)

I have adored each and every one of these books. Warner is amazing! He is the perfect blend of strong, broken and loving. So many questions answered and the love they have that keeps bringing them back together took my breath a couple of times. I am glad to see a little happiness before the war comes. Kenji is hilarious

I received a copy of this from Montlake Romance and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

I have never read a book by Sariah I didn’t like and this was no exception. A sweet romance about two people who had suffered and needed to see love. Logan was so funny and they really brought out the best in each other. Another win for Sariah!!

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. It started out a little slow but everyone seemed to love it.

I really enjoyed it!! The ending was totally unexpected and I can’t wait to get to book 2 and see how that happened

I absolutely can’t wait to read the last book. This was so exciting and I finally got a little romance. There was so much going on I couldn’t put it down. The way she effortlessly switches from the past to the present is amazing. Sometime in books this wears me out, but I have found the opposite true in this case. I can’t stop reading

I received a copy of this from Edelweiss and Sourcebooks in exchange for my honest review.

I wanted to love this.I had owned Furyborn for a while and when I got approved for Kingsbane, I had to jump right in.

Furyborn was long and I didn’t really like most of the characters. The ending was pretty good so I decided to try Kingsbane. Kingsbane was more of the same.

Super long and tedious. And again I disliked both of the main characters. They were cold and rude. They were awful to everyone who loved them. They claimed to love someone only to be kissing someone else on the next page. They were both very selfish in everything they did.

I made it to halfway and decided to give up.

Many will love this but it just wasn’t for me

Currently reading:

Distant Echoes and Fix Her Up

What are you reading this week? Have you read any of these? Did you feel the same?

This Month’s Round Up

Hello Everyone!! I have been reading and had not noticed I have not shared all my reviews! I have quite a few this time and some really good ones!

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I received this from Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

This was very exciting and I couldn’t wait to finish it. Lots of action and a second chance romance. I am so glad I read it and will definitely read the next one.

Possible triggers: past drug abuse, past child abuse

A really different story. It had a very interesting plot and I enjoyed the hea.

A marriage therapist and a divorce lawyer meet when she takes over his office while he is on vacation. This book was cute and had a lot of funny banter. There were a few things I felt were not necessary but overall an interesting story

I received a copy of this from Berkeley and Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

I adore Helen’s representation of autism, especially after reading how personal it is for her. Everyone is different and it is wonderful to see how important understanding and kindness is. Quan is a favorite character. My only fault is the amount of language. It seemed at one point to be on every page. I felt it unnecessary

I received this from Gallery,Threshold, Pocket books and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

There is a big wedding and the whole wedding party gets food poisoning and the only 2 who don’t are the brides twin and the grooms brother who don’t like each other. They end up taking the free honeymoon together and fall in love. I have heard such good things about Christina’s books but the only other one I have read was not my favorite. This one was so much fun!! The extending family members also made up a good cast.

What a cute book! Totally didn’t go in the direction I expected and I am so glad. Daisy was so fun and Miles was adorable. I am glad Ellie was redeemed a little too.

I absolutely adored the first book and was super excited to jump in to this one. It did not disappoint! The world was so exciting. I need Jude and Cardan to be together and stop whatever it is they are doing. And that ending??? What in the world?

This book was super long and it just kind of drug on for me. I don’t really feel invested in any of the characters personally. They all seem pretty selfish. We go back and forth between Rielle and Elliana the whole book, every other chapter. I don’t know if that played a part in my general let down of this book. I do plan to read the second book because I received a review copy and hope for the best

Ahhh….where to start!!! Taylor is absolutely amazing in the way she tells a story. She has so many characters and she gives them each a story and then manages to make everyone’s story come together. She makes you feel like you know them and you are going through things with them. You won’t be able to put it down. This wasn’t better than the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Whether because i had such high standard after that book or the fact that it was so many characters written in interview style. It was still a wonderful story and the writing style sucks you in from page one. Amazing!!

Whew!! That was a lot to catch up on. Sorry it took so long. I will try to do better next time.

Currently reading: Defy Me

Wrap Up

Hi!!! I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am so ready for it. This week I read 3 books and boy were they wonderful! I hope you will give them a chance.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

For The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This is not usually the kind of book I read, but after seeing it everywhere and all the 5 star reviews, I had to have it! All I can say is wow!! I was totally absorbed through the whole thing. I couldn’t put it down. The writing seemed effortless and each page was so powerful. She took so many different stories and tied them together to create a pure masterpiece. This is definitely a memorable story

This cover is gorgeous and the writing even more so. I need all her books now!!

It took me a little while to get into this book. It could have been because I just finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo😍 but now I am super excited. I enjoy all of the different gang elements and how ruthless it is. There are so many players and elements that I can’t wait to see what happens next!

More gorgeous covers and an all girl gang? Count me in

i received this from Netgalley and HarlequinTeen in exchange for my honest review. This book was so much fun! The gangs, especially the girl gang, omertàs, magical cards, all of it was so exciting. I have no idea who to trust at this point but I hope Enne and Levi’s groups finally come out ahead. I can’t wait for the next book

All in all, a great book week! I hope yours is the same😊

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Wrap Up

Hi friends! It’s been awhile. I have quite a few books today since it’s been several weeks since I posted. I have been a little under the weather and just needed a break. I have been focusing on reading books I currently own as well as the ARCs I have and have made some good progress. I have missed you all and hope you are well.

Today’s run down

Another great book by Alexa! I was honored to get to read her next book Fumbled early and it was amazing. I love sports romance and This book had a wonderful heroine who had amazing friends. The football wives were awful and so was Chris. The romance was wonderful. My only complaint and I have heard this in a few reviews is the unnecessary overusage of hashtags. Her next book totally gets over the few hiccups of the first and if you haven’t read her books, get one ASAP.

I really enjoyed this book and the constant wavering Nova felt between the both groups of prodigies. Her feelings for Adrian were nice too. She just can’t decide which group she belongs to. It does end in a major cliffhanger. I look forward to book 3.

This book was confusing for me. I didn’t like it or not like it. It had an old time vibe to it and I couldn’t figure out if it was supposed to be a modern story or an old timey story. It was pretty depressing for the most part.

I adore all these books. I absolutely devour every book in this series and this was no exception. Summer and Fitz had so much chemistry. They each had things they needed to get over and I am so glad they did. I also enjoyed Brenna and am totally looking forward to her story next.

This was such a cute funny book. It kept me entertained throughout and the friend group she had was amazing. The romance was wonderful. It all came together perfectly!

I received this book from Netgalley and Tor/Forge in exchange for my honest review. This was a sweet summer romance and I enjoyed it. There was parental trouble, ex boyfriend trouble and health angst. But in the end, two people who deserved each other found love. I thought everything wrapped up very nicely

Hmm…well I adored the friends and her father. They were funny,charming and loyal. But the heroine…manipulative, selfish. And how horrible to use your mothers death to get what you want. She did it on every page. It bothered me so much I wanted to DNF and she literally almost caused her boyfriend to get hurt in a car wreck and drown because of her stunts

What are you reading?

I have just started The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Ace of Shades

March 5 Releases I can’t wait for

Yesterday had some awesome books being released that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I have been waiting for these books😍

I have read the other 3 books in this series and adored them. I can’t wait to see what they get up to in this next book.

The Belles was such a cool book and the details were so vivid. Looking for big thing with this book!

I found Cinda last year and she is one of my favorite writers. I read one while series by her and couldn’t wait to start another. Please give her a chance if you haven’t read her work!

I am behind on my Wrap Up, But hope to have one soon.

Are you looking forward to any of these?

Weekly Wrap Up

Rain, Rain its all I see! We have had rain here for so many days there is flooding. There are supposed to be 5-6 more inches coming. Looks like I shall be reading😊

Last week had 3 books:

I received an arc from Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for my honest review.

I liked this book better than the first book. It had lots of action and I loved the HEA. Everyone grows up a lot. There is some violence in this book, but overall a pretty good read.

This was cute but maybe a little young for me. It was interesting to learn about a different culture and the romance was sweet. I was glad to see a somewhat happy ending

I received this ebook from Skyscape and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Another great book by Rachel! Her stories and couples are always adorable and quirky. Mac and Slade were both running from their lives and ran right into each other. Slade was almost too big of a jerk to be redeemable at one point, but she did a great job of doing it. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worth it ever is. My only complaint is that it felt like maybe some pages were missing because some of the pages stopped mid sentence or word and the next page was something different.

So what are you reading?

Praying for rain to leave here.

See you soon

The Blood Prince: Review

I was honored to receive an ebook of The Blood Prince from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This book was very action packed. Emmy, the Queen, has become very withdrawn and dark since her return, because she wants to find her son. The majority of this book is spent with Cam and Felix searching for him. Julia changes and becomes very strong, while Claudia struggles to let go of her beliefs.

Cam finally falls in love with Felix and Julia falls in love with Lucas. Rufus is just as dreadful as he is in the other books😂

We find out more about the parents of the orphaned children and more and more of the Silvers become human.

This book is action packed from page 1 and has a great ending.

I hope you all would give it a try and if you have read any of the other books, please keep going. Josie creates a story unlike any other and really stands out from the crowd.

Last few Weeks Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Looks like I am a little behind🙈 It has been super busy lately and only going to get busier the next few weeks. Everyone has been a little under the weather as well. I am ready for sunshine and warmer temps, but where I live you get snow, rain, record lows and record highs all in the same week😔

photo credit to Goodreads

Oh well… without further ado

I received this ebook from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

This book was so intriguing. I really enjoyed watching Elenora go from a maid to a lady, as she was meant to be. The Cinderella vibe along with the spy part of it is very neat. I like the 2 love interests, esp Ferdy and did not predict the twist. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

It does end in a cliffhanger

Omg!!! I finally made myself read this as I couldn’t bear for it to end. Sarah proves why she is a queen in this genre with this book. I have never had a book make me laugh, cry and want to throw up on the same page.

I adore them all and am so proud of them. I will miss them so. If you have not read this series, what are you waiting for??? I would love to know your thoughts on Chaol as it seems people are very mixed on feelings for him. I personally like him.

The final book in this series. It was not my favorite of the four but I definitely enjoyed it and Tucker was such a good guy. Looking forward to the spinoff Briar U.

I read this as part of a buddy read with Noly and Shelly.

The first half of the book was ok for me. It felt like something was missing but still enjoyable. It really picks up in the last half with a twist I didn’t see coming. It went really fast through some major plot points, but I look forward to book 2

Ok that’s all for this time! See you soon